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Faculty and Staff Profile

Cedomir Stanojevic

Assistant Professor

Office: Sirine Hall 109

Phone: 8646560835


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Educational Background

Ph.D. Leisure Behavior
Indiana University, Bloomington 2022

M.S. Coach in Sports
University “UNION – Nikola Tesla” Faculty for Sport 2017

B.S. Physical Education and Sport
University “UNION – Nikola Tesla” Faculty for Sport 2016

Courses Taught

PRTM-8010 Philosophical Foundations of Recreation and Park Administration

PRTM-3500 European Soccer and Sustainability

PRTM-8880 Capstone Course: Applying Learning Outcomes to Current PRTM Issues and

PRTM-2650 Terminology in Recreational Therapy Practice

PRTM-4220 Management of RT Services

SPH-Y277 Foundations of Recreational Therapy

SPH-Y378 Recreational Therapy Assessment and Planning - lab

SPH-Y379 Recreational Therapy Facilitation Techniques and Evaluation - lab

SPH-Y560 Professional Development of Therapeutic Recreation - (took over course on November 17th due to faculty medical leave)


Dr. Stanojevic is an interdisciplinary researcher who believes that the modern practice of scientific research and translation of findings is a collaborative endeavor. His research training and expertise have been shaped by ten years of clinical experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and are grounded within a person-centered and strengths-based approach. Dr. Stanojevic is committed to research and the development of evidence-based practices that can contribute to positive health outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Research Interests

My current research focus is centered on the population diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and on the interventions that relate to leisure and improved quality of life for these individuals. Focusing on Socially Assistive Robotics and Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA), I aim to understand how implementing and adopting emerging technologies improve various populations' health outcomes. Furthermore, my line of research focuses on identifying reasons for stressful experiences as well as characterizing the interventions that can help individuals with ASD cope with the accumulated stress. In addition, I use research in recreational therapy (RT) as a public health initiative to better understand how different interventions can address congenital and acquired health conditions, improve health outcomes, as well as increase the visibility of individuals with disabilities. To achieve this, I am utilizing both qualitative and quantitative research methods, while employing the EMA philosophy. The EMA approach enables rigorous examination of the researched phenomenon in real-time, as well as helps with observing researched population holistically. Acknowledging environmental factors that influence health outcomes of individuals with disabilities is one of the most important aspects of my research and is being aligned with the postulates of WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).

Research Publications

Bennett, C, Sabanovic, S., Stanojevic, C., Henkel, Z., Kim, S., Lee, J., Baugus Henkel, K., Piatt, J., Yu, J., Oh, J., Collins, S., Bethel, C. (accepted). Enabling robotic pets to autonomously adapt their own behaviors to enhance therapeutic effects: A data-driven approach. 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). Special session paper.

Dawson, S., Stanojevic C., Lomax, L., McCormick, B., Wheeler, L., Tamas, D., Eminovic, F. (accepted). Disability in Southeast Europe: Qualitative Analysis of a Faculty Led Study Abroad Program. Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Stanojevic, C., Kim, Y., Piatt, J., & Kim, J. (2023). The Inclusive Adaptive Sport Program on a College Campus: Changing the Narrative. Recreational Sports Journal, 15588661231156140.

Bennett, C., Stanojevic, C., Kim, S., Sabanovic, S., Lee, J., Piatt, J., Yu, J., Oh, J. (2022). Comparison of In-home Robotic Companion Pet Use in South Korea and the United States: A Case Study. Publication in the Proceedings of the 9th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2022)

Piatt, J. A., Stanojevic, C., Stanojevic, I. S., Fischer, A. R., & Kim, J. (2022). Attitudes Toward Sexual Wellness for Individuals with Disabilities: Recreational Therapists', Practitioners', and Students' Perspectives. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 56(2), 143-157.

Piatt, J., Simic Stanojevic, I., Stanojevic, C., Zahl, M., Richmond, M., Herbenick, D. (2022). Sexual Health and Women Living with Spinal Cord Injury: The Unheard Voice. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences 3:853647. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.853647

Stanojevic, C., McIntire, J., Bowen, A., Eldridge, L., Dawson, S., McCormick, B., Tamas, D. (2022). Establishing an Evidence-Based Program through an International Collaboration in Recreational Therapy. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 56(1), 1-16.

Dawson, S, McCormick, B., Tamas, D., Stanojevic, C., McIntire, J., Bowen, A., Eldridge, L., McKissock, B. (2022). Equine Assisted Therapy with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Serbia and the US: A Pilot Study Intervention. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 56(1),17-38.

McKissock, B., Bowen, A., Dawson, S, McCormick, B., Stanojevic, C., Eldridge, L., McIntire, J., Tamas, D. (2022). Development of an evidence-based manualized equine-assisted therapy intervention for adolescents & young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 56(1), 39-54.

Stanojevic, C., Bennet, C., Piatt, J., Sabanovic, S. (2022). Utilizing Ecological Momentary Assessment Longitudinal Approach and Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change for In-Home Socially-Assistive Robots. Human Robot Interactions, IEEE, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction.

Bennet, C., Stanojevic, C., Sabanovic, S., Piatt, A., Kim, S. (2021). When No One is Watching: Ecological Momentary Assessment to Understand Situated Social Robot Use in Healthcare. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (p. 245-251).

Eldridge, L., Nagata, S., Piatt, J., Stanojevic, C., Šabanovi?, S., Bennet, C., Randall, N. (2021). Utilization of Socially Assistive Robots in Recreational Therapy. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 19(2), 35-45.

Stanojevic, C., Neimeyer, T., Piatt, J. (2021). Sexual health of individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and complexities of sexual health. Sexuality and Disability, 39(2), 345-356.

Taylor, J., Piatt. J., Stanojevic, C., Crandall, J. (2020). Bingocize beyond the numbers: Motivations and perceptions of a multicomponent health promotion program for older adults living in long-term care. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 19(1), 23-34.

Stanojevic, C., Tamas, D., Krejic, S., Djuric, J., Stanojevic, B. & Miladinovic, M. (2017). Use of the assistive technology while working with young people with multiple disabilities. Education, electronic communication and new technologies. Thematic collection of papers of the international significance, Drustvo Defektologa Vojvodine - Novi Sad, Serbia.

Honors and Awards

2023-current - Faculty Scholar – Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR)

2023-current - Affiliated Faculty – Center for Addiction and Mental Health Research, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

2022-current - Affiliated Faculty – Institute for Engaged Ageing, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

2022 - Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy in Leisure Behavior – School of Public Health, Indiana University

2021 - Deppe Fellowship – School of Public Health, Indiana University

2020 - National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification Scholarship

2020 - Lebert H. Weir Doctoral Student Award – School of Public Health, Indiana University

2019, 2020 - Garret G. Eppley Outstanding Accomplishment Scholarship – School of Public Health, Indiana University

2018-2022 - Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Assistantship – School of Public Health, Indiana University

2019, 2022 - Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Small Travel Grant Fellowship – School of Public Health, Indiana University

2018 - Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Fellowship – School of Public Health, Indiana University


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